Joe Allen won the Guess the Book before I had decided what the prize should be. It worked out better than I'd expected, though. I sent him a hot new book from an up-and-coming author, a print-on-demand self-published work though you'd be hard-pressed to tell that from the picture, because the cover graphics and design are better than a lot of "professional" publications. Mr. Oleg Volk had a lot to do with that, although he had a lot of help from some good graphic artists.
When I sent it, though, I didn't know that it would be one of the last of that edition. Within days of my order, that up-and-coming author had been contacted by a major publishing house (I have a guess, but the name of the house is not public yet) and announced the end of production of the self-published edition.
This is not a review, but if you're thinking about getting Monster Hunter International, I recommend it thusly:
I find horror movies boring, I don't read books about monsters, but I love MHI.
I also note that the current version won't be out of print until next week sometime, and the next version may not be on shelves for quite awhile after that. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
But Joe doesn't have to worry about any of that, because he knew me better than I knew myself, which is a lot less creepy if you just don't think about it.